Saturday links

Every Saturday’s post on AgriTapestry is a collection of agriculture, agritecture, urban farming and gardening related links, often stories that have come up during the week. No guarantees for source quality, I’m afraid, though I do try and check when I can. Here’s this week’s:

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Desperately seeking cockies. If you see white-tailed black cockatoos, please report them on the sighting form. Birds Australia are trying to identify numbers and locations of remaining flocks.

General news stories

The real reason Kansas is running out of water (Mother Jones)

The offset rule (Birds Australia)

Watermelon season starting up north (ABC)

First Indian sandalwood harvest begins up North (ABC)

Irrigating in the Pilbara with water from mine dewatering (Rio Tinto communications)

Science and research

Trialling biochar near Darwin (ABC)

Using oxalic acid vapour to treat varroa mite in beehives (Daily Telegraph)

Warmer nights mean less carbon uptake (in other words, warming at night cancels some of the growth benefits from daytime warming) (ABC Science)

Desal in the desert (Phys.Org)

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